"I am confident that I can unite much of it. Some of it I don't want. ... There were statements made about me — those people can go away and maybe come back in eight years after we serve two terms. Honestly, there are some people I really don't want. ... I don’t think it's necessary; people will be voting for me and not for the party.” ~ Donald TrumpFirst, he's made it crystal clear that he doesn't need genuine conservatives in his new Republican Party...
PJMedia: Ah, the leftist orange windbag is showing his true colors:And apparently the same goes for Christians who prefer a more righteous candidate, starting with the Southern Baptists...
I have to stay true to my principles also. And I’m a conservative, but don’t forget, this is called the ‘Republican Party,’ not the ‘conservative party.'If he were a conservative, there would be no need for Trump to say that it's the Republican Party, not the Conservative Party. Nor would he say that conservatives wouldn't unite behind him if he stayed true to his "principles," whatever those may be.
In other words, in one and the same sentence Trump calls himself a conservative, after which he makes clear he is not.
But wait, it gets even worse. Trump actually admits that his principles are more in line with those of socialist Bernie Sanders than with those of, say, Ted Cruz:
“Does the party have to be together, does it have to be unified?” he said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week” that will air Sunday. “I’m very different from anybody who’s perhaps ever run for office. I actually don’t think so.”In other words, he's counting on the socialist rather than on the conservative vote. Which explains, of course, why he suddenly says he favors increasing the minimum wage and amending the Republican platform with regards to abortion.
“I think it would be better if it were unified, I think there would be something good about it, but I don’t actually think it has to be unified," he said.
The presumptive GOP nominee said that he can win without the backing of the full party by drawing Democratic voters, specifically supporters of Bernie Sanders.
What's most striking about all this is that we haven't heard Trump speak about his principles until now. Only now that he has the Republican nomination locked up does he tell people he has principles and that those principles are more in line with those of Bernie Sanders than those of Ted Cruz.
Republican primary voters, what have you done?
TheResurgent: Donald Trump finally crossed a line he’s held short of until there was nobody left to offend. He went after Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.Two groups that have historically been the coalescence of the Republican base are now rejected because of their authenticity to uphold Principle over Party.
Moore has consistently written of Trump’s moral failings, his lack of repentance, humility or Godly character as disqualifications for office. At least for Christians to support..@drmoore Russell Moore is truly a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2016
But now with the nomination all but in hand, Trump believes he doesn’t need conservative Christians to take on Hillary. In fact, the general election will be decided by liberals, atheist libertarians and alt-right nativists. There will be no place at the table for many Christ followers.
As one pastor said last summer, if we elect this man to the White House, Christians will get everything that is coming to us.
For his part, Moore maintained his Biblical stance in his response.
1 Kings 18:17-19 https://t.co/gpbDUbhIiB— Russell Moore (@drmoore) May 9, 2016
I guess with the data showing disaster on the horizon for the presumptive nominee...
Republicans who voted for Donald Trump have cost conservatives the Supreme Court and will now cost the GOP the White House, Congress, and several state legislatures. But like Donald Trump refusing to ever be in the wrong, his voters will blame everyone but themselves. The data shows disaster and Trump’s voters have decided to put blindfolds on and blame the walls they run in to....veering left becomes the obvious for such an unprincipled, unrighteous man...
But we knew this all along, because Trump can make himself anything he wants. Trump’s supporters in the GOP are going to gnaw their arms off by November to get away from this man.Nonetheless, we will not cower, we will not remain silent. We will continue to fight for the heart, soul and future of our country, starting with the search for a righteous alternative!
TheResurgent: Deborah DeMoss Fonseca sent out this statement over the weekend for Conservatives Against Trump. It is worth considering.You better believe it!
This is not just a fight for the heart and soul of the Republican Party; It is a battle for the future of our country.
This week, Conservatives Against Trump launched a formal effort to identify an acceptable alternative candidate to run for president against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Many leaders are showing great courage in withholding their endorsements of Donald Trump.
Tens of millions of American voters are deeply dismayed by having to choose between the severely flawed and unfit candidates of both parties.
We believe the political environment remains wide open for a qualified conservative candidate to emerge.
Many grassroots Americans have deeply-rooted reservations about Donald Trump that are based on principle, policy, character and behavioral objections.
We are working to identify an alternative candidate, obtain the necessary ballot access through a state-by-state effort, and develop a comprehensive campaign plan to enable victory in November.
We will also continue to pursue aggressively other options to help conservative candidates at the state and local levels win.
We will not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton; but we will vote.
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